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Door County Maritime Museum

120 N Madison Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-3416
+1 920-743-5958
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Enjoyable Stop for the Us and the kids

We stopped at the museum last summer. Our kids enjoyed the interactive fun the museum had to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Veronica C
Great Museum

This was our first visit to the museum. But, I am sure it won't be our last. Not only did we run... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
pamk455
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  • Average6%
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Door County Maritime Museum: Enjoy tales of bold ship captains, brave seaman, innovative shipbuilders, rugged fishermen, stalwart lighthouse keepers and much, much more--sea stories abound! The Door County Maritime Museum offers three unique visitor...more
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120 N Madison Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-3416
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+1 920-743-5958
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at the museum last summer. Our kids enjoyed the interactive fun the museum had to offer. We took a tour of the old boat outside and we really enjoyed that! Make sure you take the tour of the tug of you make this...More

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Amy P, Public Relations Manager at Door County Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. For the kids of all ages we are introducing our new Shipwreck of Door County exhibit opening May 26. The Shipwrecks of Door County exhibit explores maritime life on the Great Lakes and the inherent dangers that throughout Great Lakes...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

This was our first visit to the museum. But, I am sure it won't be our last. Not only did we run into a very informative man who helped answer the many, many questions we had but we also was able to witness a ship...More

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Amy P, Public Relations Manager at Door County Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for your great review. We have a new exhibit, Shipwrecks of Door County, opening May 26. Would love for you to experience being part of a shipwreck first-hand. We will keep you safe and inspire all ages.

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited Sturgeon Bay in the middle of a snowstorm and decided to head to the Maritime Museum. Beautiful location right on the water and there are many picture worthy views before you even head inside. For a small town museum, there...More

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Amy P, Public Relations Manager at Door County Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We are a small museum in a small community with large aspirations. On of which is to inspire and educate all who enter into our doors. Please come and see our newest exhibits coming in May and July.

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

My husband and I went here on a rainy day. It was very interesting. They had an exhibit that was all about the sea dogs! They also had an exhibit on the lighthouse and the boats which was good too. We did the tour of...More

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Amy P, Public Relations Manager at Door County Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We are excited to announce that we have two new exhibits coming this year, Shipwrecks of Door County and Empire Fish. And these are to compliment the beginning of this year's new exhibits, Steve Reinke's Maritime Commemorative Photo exhibit...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

When you think of specialty history museums, it can be difficult to drum up any excitement sometimes, but the DC Maritime Museum makes a real impact and keeps your interest in just about every corner. If you want to spend your time using a real...More

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Amy P, Public Relations Manager at Door County Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are eager to show you our newest exhibit coming in May, Shipwrecks of Door County. It will take shipwrecks to a personal level when you feel what is like to be in a storm that will then capsize...More

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

As my time in Wisconsin begins to wind down, I recently traveled to Sturgeon Bay, in search of lighthouses. I’ve always been fascinated by them since seeing one in the movie, The Portrait of Jennie. My first stop was the maritime museum to gather some...More

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Amy P, Public Relations Manager at Door County Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are working on a multi-million dollar project to add a "lighthouse" view in Sturgeon Bay and provide 10 more floors of exhibits that explain much more about our maritime history. If you are interested in more information, please...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

If you like boats, marine life and the water, then this place is a must see. Interesting builder tours and a gift shop.More

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Amy P, Public Relations Manager at Door County Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you for your review. We also have interactive exhibits, a little indoor playground for the kids and a family fun holiday event going on right now where Christmas trees and wreaths are woven through the museum galleries. The best part is you can win...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

The history of Sturgeon Bay shipbuilding is related with lots of scale models of ships built at Sturgeon Bay. Equipment of boats, sails, and engines are well-displayed and explained. There are impelling stories of Great Lakes shipwrecks. There is an interesting museum store with many...More

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Amy P, Public Relations Manager at Door County Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you for your review. It is amazing to think of our maritime history and realize most of it began with the settlers who came in the 1850's.

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

A rainy, blustery day in Sturgeon Bay, perfect for spending time at the museum! The exhibits are well thought out and interesting. There's even a working periscope you can use to see 360 degree views outside the museum. The highlight for us was a tour...More

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Amy P, Public Relations Manager at Door County Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you for your great review. Our tug docents truly love what they do! We are always looking for more so if you live in the area and would love to join our amazing volunteer crew, please let us know.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

WE didn't have time for the museum but toured the tug boat and found it very interesting and the kids enjoyed it. I would recommend it!

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Amy P, Public Relations Manager at Door County Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you for your review. Our volunteer tug docents have put countless number of hours restoring the tug, maintaining her and giving guided tours. Their love for the vessel shows through!

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